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Ms. Joanne Gaudet

Educational Assistant

What are you currently learning?

I am currently learning about Trauma Informed Care and how adverse childhood experiences, or ACE's affect the brain's development. Resulting from these experiences, we see challenging behaviors, anxiety, depression or learning difficulties, to name a few.

What school goal most resonates with you?

The school goal that resonates most with me is "More students achieve one year’s growth in literacy and numeracy". We are very fortunate to have access to many valuable programs that enhance and support our student's learning, such as Readers Workshop, Math Equals, LLI, etc. I personally am committed to helping each child reach their personal educational goals, and celebrating the growth and confidence that comes from hard work. 

What school goal most resonates with you?

I am reading "Before Anna" by Lisa Scottoline - A widower and single father remarries and his new wife Maggie has a daughter from another relationship that comes to live with them. When the daughter Anna arrives, the darkest turn of events change their lives forever.

What does it mean to be a SouthPointe Shark?

Being a SouthPointe Shark means that we approach all our challenges, big or small, with tenacity and confidence in ourselves. We are strong, brave, confident and leaders in our "school" (pardon the pun) that bring our best each day!